Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Building a society based on bioeconomy.
Sustainable use of natural resources calls for advances in know-how and new business models. Together with our research partners and customers, we build a society based on sustainable bioeconomy.
Research programmes
On-going research projects
Funding in 2017
Total staff
Locations across Finland
Researchers and specialists working in Luke anticipate trends in the global natural resources economy and tailor our services to meet our customers’ changing needs in the fields of forestry and forest industry, food and retail, circular economy, energy and chemisty, as well as agriculture and aquaculture.

Our four research programmes aim to create new bio-based products and business opportunities, increase productivity by digitalization, support regional vitality by circular economy, create well-being from immaterial values, and support the profitability of healthy food production. In addition, we also carry out statutory government services such as monitoring natural resources, certifying plant production, inspecting control agents, storing genetic resources, producing data on greenhouse gases, supporting natural resource policies and producing Finland’s official food and natural resource statistics.

The Boreal Green Bioeconomy programme promotes sustainable use of renewable resources in a fast-paced operating environment.
The Blue Bioeconomy research programme provides support for businesses based around waterways and water.
The Innovative Food System programme supports a sustainable, profitable and innovative food chain at every stage.
The BioSociety research programme studies and advances the bioeconomy and the societal changes it requires.
Business solutions

We anticipate trends in the global natural resources economy and tailor our services to meet our customers’ changing needs. We offer our customers research and development services based on our outstanding biological and technological expertise. We use high-quality experimental research environments and extensive data resources.

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We offer a modern, state-of-the-art environment for research, flexible working hours and locations, as well as opportunities for professional growth and personal development. We are also involved in several major international partnership networks.If what we do is also close to your heart, we would love you to join our team!

“Working in Luke is exciting! It is most inspiring — my colleagues at Luke are bringing out the best of me. As a country, Finland is pure beautifulness. I feel equal, I feel fairness, I am simply happy.”

Dr. Lidija Bitz, Senior Scientist